LG G2: Can It Make “Life’s Good”?
LG is back in the android market with its new phone LG G2. The most awaited phone, it would change the experience of using smartphones and would also give a tough fight to the high-end phones-makers like Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Thus far, LG has been sidelined when it comes to smartphones by other companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC etc, but with LG G2, the company has thrown the gauntlet to other competitors, who are supposed to be ahead in terms of popularity in smartphone market. LG has moved a step ahead with placing the power and volume control button just below the rear camera, which might be comfortable for the users. It has also introduced a new feature called KnockOn, through which one can simply switch the screen on and off with a double tap. With its solid list of software and hardware, LG G2 has the credentials to be a good companion.
LG G2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 SoC, which features a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU, a 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU, LPDDR3 memory controller, QDSP6V5A Hexagon digital signal processor (DSP) at 600 MHz. In terms of processing power, it seems that the G2 is in no short supply. The phone runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and is also stuffed with the LG UX interface, which provides all the features and functions one would and expect from a high-end smartphone.
DISPLAY, DESIGN AND CAMERA
The G2 features a 5.2-inch True-HD IPS+ TFT LCD panel produced by LG with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, for a pixel density of 424 pixels-per-inch; it’s undoubtedly a quality display. The True-HD IPS+ TFT LCD panel is bright, vibrant and colour-accurate and with its 13 megapixel rear camera which has the capability to capture video at 1080p, which provides better picture quality. The phone is loaded with 2.1 megapixel front camera. LG has thought out of the box and hence has changed the position of the volume and power/lock button from side to the back, below the rear camera which provides an extension for the screen. The phone runs on 3,000mAh Li-Po battery, which provides a long lasting power backup.
- 2”, 1920 x 1080 True-HD IPS+ LCD display (424 ppi)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC
- 3 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM
- 32 GB internal storage
- 13 MP camera, BSI sensor, f/2.X lens with OIS, 1080p 60fps video
- 3,000 mAh, 11.4 Wh battery
- LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean’
- 143 grams, 9.1mm thick
Talking about connectivity, the device poses all the features namely 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, 4G LTE etc. The phone is equipped with NFC support and the microUSB port that can be used to transfer data as well. The phone is also loaded with infrared transmitter for controlling gadgets such as your TV and the G2 has moved one step ahead allowing it to play WAV files through infrared.
Seeing the solid list of specification of the product, it is clear that the phone is LG’s best effort yet. With its amazing battery life blended with beautiful edge-to-edge display backed with powerful hardware backup, the phone is fine choice for anyone’s need.
By Rohan Pal